DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Ace Hood
The Miami-based hip hop artiste and record producer signed a deal with Epic Records. Pictured: DJ Khaled, Rick Ross and Ace HoodReuters

DJ Khaled, the Miami-based hip hop artiste and record producer, is on a roll this year. The singer recently signed a deal with Epic Records, according to which, his own indie record label We The Best Music Group became a subsidiary of the renowned label.

This deal reunited Khaled with LA Reid, the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, for the second time. Both of them had worked together at Def Jam Records in 2008 before Khaled went on to establish We The Best Music Group.

Khaled, who is also a popular radio personality, said in a statement on Instagram: "La Reid was the 1st executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to re-align myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing you the fans the best music possible. [sic]"

As the first order of business, Khaled announced his upcoming ninth studio album, "Major Key," but he did not confirm a release date for it. He went on to say: "The wait is over! I'm proud to announce my new album title to the world. My 9th album "Major Key" is the best album of my career and I do it all for you!!! Stay tuned for new singles alert!"

Any other information regarding the album has not yet been made public. But, according to reports, a new single is on the cards. It will see Khaled collaborating with both Jay Z and Future. This, however, does not come as a surprise as the record producer has a history of bringing some of the biggest names in the industry together to create music.

#fanluv BREAKING NEWS: It's WeTheBest/Epic. My new album #MAJORKEY is coming!??? After weeks of consideration I have made a decision on where to land the biggest brand in the game. A brand that has been built from the ground up. A brand that I have spent my entire life building even before I have it a name. Today I proudly announce my new partnership with La Reid and Epic Records. We The Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music. La Reid was the 1st executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to re align myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing you the fans the best music possible. When I think about Epic Records the first thing that comes to mind is Michael Jackson "Thriller". An iconic artist with and iconic album and iconic logo. In short I'd like to thank all the people behind the scenes that helped make this partnership a reality. And to all aspiring superstars across the globe I say this I AM SEARCHING FOR NEW TALENT TO PRESENT TO THE WORLD! When it comes to breaking new artists, no one does it better than WE THE BEST MUSIC!! I'm also proud to announce my new album title to the world. Fan luv you've been asking me to bless you with new music. The wait is over!!! My 9th album "Major Key" is the best album of my career and I do it all for you!!! Stay tuned for new singles alert!!! New artist alert!!!! I'm looking for you!!! It's We The Best Music/Epic. The next chapter of success has begun. The "machine" is the most powerful it's ever been! Intact it's the biggest machine in the game. Don't ever question it!!!! It's We The Best Music. It's Epic. Bless up!!! @wethebestmusic @epicrecords ???? @la_reid

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